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Inflammation has been shown to speed up the rate of ageing in the body..

Quote from Smartskincare.com:

The basic steps to reduce inflammation in the body include:

Better dental hygiene. Low grade gum infections are extremely common and have a major negative impact on heart disease and possibly other conditions.

Exercise. Evidence indicates that regular exercise improves low-grade chronic inflammation (it may worsen acute or active chronic inflammation, so be careful).

Weight loss. Obesity appears to increase the overall level of inflammation in the body, while bringing your weight back to the optimum (BMI 20-25) does the opposite.

No smoking. Smoking floods your system with free radicals and irritants, promotes inflammation and other forms of damage.

Anti-inflammatory diet. Diet has an impact on the overall level of inflammation in your body. A number of dietary adjustments can help minimize inflammation, including the following:
Reducing or eliminating saturated and trans fat; increasing the intake of Omega 3-fat (fish, fish oil, flax seed oil), increasing consumption of varied multicolored fresh fruits ad vegetables, Also, anti-inflammatory diet should be high in fiber and favor low-glycemic foods. Some research indicates that animal protein may be somewhat pro-inflammatory.

Mechanisms of Aging: Inflammation



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Hey Fawnie - remind me/us - what all do you put in that super duper salad that you make? It had lots of great ingredients but cannot remember them all. Thanks!
 

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Ok. Here it is:

cabbage, red and green + savoy
peppers, red, yellow, green
onions, red and white and green
dulse, flakes (seaweed)
seeds, sunflower, sesame, whatever
nuts, whatever
broccoli, the stems have the most nutrition so shred 'em and throw 'em in too
carrots, shredded

dressing of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (with the "mother") + olive oil + manuka honey - proportions to taste

Tastes great! Really, just find the most colorful things you can and throw 'em in there! Tofu would give you more protein if this is your meal for the day. Be creative!



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Thanks Fawnie - I suppose you make up a batch and just add the dressing as you go along. That way it will keep longer in the fridge. I'll give it a go.
 

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Thanks for the thread Fawnie. I've subscribed to an anti inflamatory diet for a couple of years and have recently begun to cut out white sugar as well because it's high on the glycemic index, ( high HGL foods increase risk of inflamation). It really does help to keep skin firm,glowing and healthy to keep inflamation in check. I also got rid of some broken capillaries on my cheeks after eating an anti inflamatory diet. It realy works.
 

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I am a firm believer in eating healthy. I eat fish especially love salmon, lots of veggies, fruits and whole grains. I eliminated white bread and flour entirely. Eat only wheat pasta and whole grain bread. Lots and lots of fiber. I eliminated soda as well. I am not a vegetarian YET ( am working on it) as I still eat chicken. But I have eliminated all red meat from diet. I lost 36 pounds three years ago and I feel great. I used to have pain in my hip & knees but since I changed my diet and lost the weight, the pain is gone. My skin is healthy looking and I believe I added so much more years to my life. I cut back on sugar...don't add it to tea of coffee anymore and watch the sugar contents in yogurt and cereal. Healthy living does pay off....i do however enjoy wine
 

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BTW you can get used to such a diet. It is really strange but after a while you no longer crave carbs or sugars and only crave healthy foods. The one thing I find though, which has a good holistic explanation but no medical explanation is that if you get to such "optimal" health then cheat you tend to feel sick or get sick real easy. Has always happened to me which holistic practitioners have told me is because a non-toxic body is not coping perpetually with toxins thus the introduction of a toxin is more toxic to a healthier body in the short term but in the long term a toxic body is worse off.
 
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